Thursday, 20 July 2017

Kris Marshall denies companion rumours

You might recall Death in Paradise's Kris Marshall being the frontrunner for the role of the Thirteenth Doctor for months despite official denials, until he was finally eclipsed in the odds by Jodie Whittaker.

While Marshall didn't become the Doctor, tabloid rumours have abounded about a potential role for the actor as a companion to Whittaker's Doctor in Series 11, reflecting the likelihood of a male companion alongside a female Doctor.

That rumour has now been quashed, however, by Marshall's spokesperson who confirmed in a statement sent to Yahoo News that "there is no truth in rumours". This denial accompanies the BBC's own official rebuttal to the news, pointing out how casting for a companion for Series 11 has not begun yet.

With filming slated for a late autumn start, it's likely we'll have some official word on who will be joining the Thirteenth Doctor in about September or so.

[Source: Yahoo News]